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kynect enrollments up 16% since Thanksgiving Week
Biggest increase is in private health plans, with more than 3,800 new purchases
By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian
FRANKFORT, KY - Over a 10-day period beginning Thanksgiving week, Kentucky's health benefits website, kynect, saw a 16 percent increase in enrollments - adding more than 11,000 Kentuckians to the ranks of the newly insured in just over a week.
The largest increase was among individuals purchasing private health insurance plans. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 5, nearly 4,000 Kentuckians chose a new private insurance policy - a 32 percent increase over the prior total of private plans.
kynect's technology team had anticipated a post-holiday increase in web traffic, applications and enrollments and increased capacity in order to meet the demand.
kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch October 1 for its continuous smooth operation and easy interface for users looking for affordable health coverage. The site continues to enroll about 1,000 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage. The below statistics reflect activity on kynect as of as of 7pmET, Thursday, December 5, 2013:
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